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Name: Smiley Rodriguez
San Antonio (Zone 9a)
Apr 27, 2018 6:15 PM CST
I've got a few double knockout rose bushes that have bloomed but now all the florets are dead and gone. Do I need to cut them off? If pruning is required what is the best way and will they bloom again this year?

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Apr 27, 2018 6:26 PM CST
You mean deadheading? Its not supposed to be necessary because they are self-deadheading (if that's a word) but they sure look better if you do. I'm not sure they will bloom sooner with deadheading though. Cut just below the dead flower and its stem.

Here is an article written by P. Allen Smith, the originator of the KnockOut Roses:
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Name: Smiley Rodriguez
San Antonio (Zone 9a)
Apr 27, 2018 6:50 PM CST
Thank You!

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